Open up, as fast as you can; undo the bolts on the women’s doors! It needs someone really in his prime –
[With a sudden change of tone]
not to help someone who’s ﬁnished with, though, what’s the point?
[At the top of his voice again]
Hey, hey! I’m shouting to the deaf and crying out uselessly to people asleep, for nothing. Where’s Clytaemestra? What’s she
doing? [Aside] It looks as though her head is now on the block
to be chopped and fall – and quite right too. CLYTAEMESTRA [coming to her door]: What’s the matter? What’s this
noise you’re raising in the house?